Review of Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster
Book reviews , Children's books / January 8, 2018

This is not the usual magic tale for teens, but a very interesting novel, which deepens the affective relationships between parents and their children. Through a fantasy story, the novel pushes readers to wonder what they would do if their mother had suddenly disappeared during a sea trip. Why yes, this is the plot of a novel focused on the disappearing of a mother, Ariane, and the troubles of her little daughter Esme. In the book, Esme is a fifteen year old girl who is witnessing the new wedding between her father Aaron and her new stepmother Penelope. Unfortunately, Esme has been unable to overcome her mother’s disappearing, maybe drowned at sea seven years ago. That is why the girl begins to have strange dreams and nightmares . I enjoyed the description of these dreams very much, because they proved the great talent of this Australian author. Only one like Elizabeth Foster could write wonderful descriptions about other and strange underwater worlds, the same world where Esme lands as he searches for the truth about the disappearing of her loved mother. One day, while Esme is swimming in the same fabulous waters where in the past she went along with…